Bon Appetit: DIFFA Cooked Up a Feast of Creativity for Dining by Design

Parallel Design, hosted by Interior Design and Wolf-Gordon: Ali Tayar and Alejandro Cabrera’s interpretation of the Last Supper gave the illusion of seating many more than 20, thanks to custom-printed vinyl wall covering.

Echo Design Group: Celebrating the 90th anniversary of this company, archival patterns for its scarves were printed on adhesive paper to clad the walls around an acrylic tabletop that doubled as a shadow box for silk butterflies and paper crickets.

Ralph Lauren Home: An American-style desert retreat actually featured such global elements as Japanese lanterns and a table of African walnut, inside a teak frame.

Parsons the New School for Design with mentor 2Michaels: Embodying delicacy and poetry, a cloud of spun polyethylene, lit by LEDs, surrounded a tabletop and stools in painted birch plywood.

EDG, hosted by the Roger Thomas Collection: Imported from San Francisco’s version of Dining by Design, the Portable Dining Unit truly lived up to its name—trucked cross-country flat-packed in one piece, with the enclosure’s pleated plastic panels held together by zip ties.

EDG, hosted by the Roger Thomas Collection: Imported from San Francisco’s version of Dining by Design, the Portable Dining Unit truly lived up to its name—trucked cross-country flat-packed in one piece, with the enclosure’s pleated plastic panels held together by zip ties.

EDG, hosted by the Roger Thomas Collection: Imported from San Francisco’s version of Dining by Design, the Portable Dining Unit truly lived up to its name—trucked cross-country flat-packed in one piece, with the enclosure’s pleated plastic panels held together by zip ties.

EDG, hosted by the Roger Thomas Collection: Imported from San Francisco’s version of Dining by Design, the Portable Dining Unit truly lived up to its name—trucked cross-country flat-packed in one piece, with the enclosure’s pleated plastic panels held together by zip ties.

New York School of Interior Design, mentored by Marc Blackwell New York: Cutouts in the acrylic place settings and the foam feature wall focused on the idea of voids, such as those left in our lives when someone close to us dies from AIDS.

Gensler, hosted by Herman Miller: It takes many hands to spark change, as illustrated by two walls covered in 13,750 Hershey’s Kisses that guests were invited to unwrap and eat, creating an evolving display.

Gensler, hosted by Herman Miller: It takes many hands to spark change, as illustrated by two walls covered in 13,750 Hershey’s Kisses that guests were invited to unwrap and eat, creating an evolving display.

Rockwell Group, hosted by Maya Romanoff: Celebrating Broadway’s Kinky Boots, with its David Rockwell sets and Cyndi Lauper score, custom patent-leather platform boots formed a chandelier above the table—where Rockwell and Lauper dined at the gala.

Rockwell Group, hosted by Maya Romanoff: Celebrating Broadway’s Kinky Boots, with its David Rockwell sets and Cyndi Lauper score, custom patent-leather platform boots formed a chandelier above the table—where Rockwell and Lauper dined at the gala.

Clark Gaynor Interiors and Input Creative Studio: To symbolize the light at the end of the tunnel for people living with AIDS, mirrored lightbulbs were strung on graduated lengths of rayon braid at the entry to Dining by Design.

Rachel Laxor Interiors, co-hosted by Robert Kuo: A wall-size pastiche of an 18th-century fe?te galante, a tree-trunk table base and stools in hand-hammered copper, and real moss transported guests to the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

David Stark Design, hosted by Benjamin Moore & Co.: Painting everything, down to the silverware, in 24 colors, David Stark channeled artist Howard Hodgkin for an abstract composition you could walk into.

David Stark Design, hosted by Benjamin Moore & Co.: Painting everything, down to the silverware, in 24 colors, David Stark channeled artist Howard Hodgkin for an abstract composition you could walk into.

David Stark Design, hosted by Benjamin Moore & Co.: Painting everything, down to the silverware, in 24 colors, David Stark channeled artist Howard Hodgkin for an abstract composition you could walk into.

David Stark Design, hosted by Benjamin Moore & Co.: Painting everything, down to the silverware, in 24 colors, David Stark channeled artist Howard Hodgkin for an abstract composition you could walk into.

Federico Delrosso Architects, hosted by Corinthian Capital Group and Rosenwach Group: Water is life-sustaining—and the red-cedar tanks holding it on New York rooftops had figured prominently on an Interior Design cover story about Federico Delrosso’s Hotel Indigo.

Federico Delrosso Architects, hosted by Corinthian Capital Group and Rosenwach Group: Water is life-sustaining—and the red-cedar tanks holding it on New York rooftops had figured prominently on an Interior Design cover story about Federico Delrosso’s Hotel Indigo.

Parallel Design, hosted by Interior Design and Wolf-Gordon: Ali Tayar and Alejandro Cabrera’s interpretation of the Last Supper gave the illusion of seating many more than 20, thanks to custom-printed vinyl wall covering.

Parallel Design, hosted by Interior Design and Wolf-Gordon: Ali Tayar and Alejandro Cabrera’s interpretation of the Last Supper gave the illusion of seating many more than 20, thanks to custom-printed vinyl wall covering.

Parallel Design, hosted by Interior Design and Wolf-Gordon: Ali Tayar and Alejandro Cabrera’s interpretation of the Last Supper gave the illusion of seating many more than 20, thanks to custom-printed vinyl wall covering.

AM/MOR Architecture and Huxhux Design, co-hosted by Bobby Berk Home, Whoopi Goldberg, and Koroseal Interior Products Group: People need to interact and work side by side to make a difference—as rep- resented by intersecting and parallel lines on the custom vinyl wall covering and the suits worn by the designers.

AM/MOR Architecture and Huxhux Design, co-hosted by Bobby Berk Home, Whoopi Goldberg, and Koroseal Interior Products Group: People need to interact and work side by side to make a difference—as rep- resented by intersecting and parallel lines on the custom vinyl wall covering and the suits worn by the designers. Photography courtesy of AM/MOR Architecture.

Design Within Reach: Highlighting the company’s product range, chairs by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Philippe Starck, and 12 others sat under a pair of Jason Miller chandeliers—and were depicted in vinyl on the walls.

Studio Dror, hosted by Flexform: Real fog appeared at intervals near a projection of a waterfall, while environment-related facts, written with chalk, expressed the ephemerality and importance of life-giving water. Photography courtesy of Flexform.

Marc Blackwell New York, co-hosted by Evette Rios: A sunny palette, a flock of battery-powered chirping birds, and 75 mismatched plates, cups, and saucers, mounted on the wall, delivered the message that there should always be fun and life at the table.

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